Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

To my readers and the customers of Magnolia - Thank you for your support in the year 2010
We are looking forward to a new exciting year with lots of cute stamps and wonderful projects.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank you – Just What We Wanted

Hello, thank you for all your sweet comments! I have not been feeling so great – my kids and i have since beginning of December a cough, which turns out to be Bronchitis. I have enjoyed the past days – staying longer in bed and hop to your blogs! Must say i have missed that! 


So, now i am thinking what i can tell you about my card :-) First off.. it is water colored. Yes, right :-) this card was a order from one of my readers and she asked me if i would water color again. Lucky me, she really likes the card and I will post the card on Saturday to Germany. Thank you :-)

I think the last time i pulled my box out with the ink bottles was in early August. I just do not feel secure with this element.

What i like about this card is the paper with the image – it was picked by my husband :-) I wished i could color such nice flowers to the ground, so it would look even more like Tilda and Edwin are dancing for joy in a flower field. Well.. i have tried with patternd paper :-)
The card is for Cute Card Thursdays Challenge this week – were we would love to see your “thank you” cards. I bet Santa was good to all of you – and you are going to need a bunch :-)


Stamps: Tilda and Edwin dancing 

Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: 6x6 Basic Grey “Green at heart” one of those pads i did not like at first and now i can use them all the time :-)
Embellishments: Prima Marketing , string (Stampin up) fake button (Joanns), epoxy brads, Stardust Dust
Dies: Quickutz
Watercolors: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Stampin up: Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Going Grey, Brocade Blue,

Happy New Year to all of you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

… with all my love

Hello, ladies… here is a new Magnolia card. I used one of my most favorite paper pads from Basic Grey. I just like the bright colored papers… kind of reminds me of Jelly Beans. :-) I think they are just perfect with any of our cute images.
I tried to come up with a card layout using NO flowers. My stash is getting kind of low and i need a bunch of  Copic refillers first, before i can order at Wild Orchid Crafts again. Every time i start adding flowers into my shopping cart, i almost faint what the number equals at the end :-) when iam “ready” to check out. Oh well… don’t get me wrong.. i actually really do like the cards that are not so extremely bulked up! It’s just what you see on blogs i know this is trendy right now and i want to do the same thing.

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Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Collection 2010
Tilda with parcel, Sentiment “with all my love” available in retail stores very soon

Basic Grey papers: Sugar Rush

, Magnolia Doohickey flower die
Paper doily, Martha Stewart
, Making Memories assorted buttons, pink Taffeta (Pretty in Pink)
Coloring: Copic Sketch
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E50/ 00/ 0000/ 37/ 31/ 34/ 11/
N 7/ 3/ 4 YG 00/ 03 Y 38 YR 68

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

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Hope you will like my new card for today. Sketch is by Aud for Friday Sketcher blog. 

Stamps are by Magnolia and Sentiment is by Amuse Art stamps
Papers: Fathers Day by Pink Paislee
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinder
Embellishments: Websters pages sparkler and Recollection gems, satin ribbon and Stampin up narrow organdy ribbon, Stickles is Diamond (i love the greenish sparkle this color gives me a lot)
Coloring Copic Sketch.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank you ~ I Absolutely Love It

Hello my friends…. i can not remember when i posted the last time before the kids went to school. OMG… but upstairs i hear them already fighting. Gotta hurry but i have today a couple of hours without my kids, which i have to use wisely to get things done. Niklas party is tomorrow and of course i forgot stuff. Getting old… grey iam already. hahahaha

Hope you like my card today. Definitely check out Just Magnolia for this week. We have a great sketch up to follow provided by Mina! Thanks hun. I had a lot of fun using it

STamps: Tilda with flowers
sentiments: from Stampin up – Thought it would make a great card to say thanks for Christmas presents somebody gave me
Flowers: Wild orchid crafts and tulips are a gift from Chrissy
Dies: Spellbinder and MFT die
paper: Basic Grey



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hello, thank you so much for your visit.

Sir Stampalot is hosting a monthly challenge site and the prizes are always REALLY generous.
This month the team has invited me to be a Guest Designer back in November i was very honored. The theme was month is “Christmas Traditions”

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Stamps: Tilda with Christmas Ornament Papers are K&Company
Dies: Magnolia DooHickey

from my stash: Paper Doily – Fiskars border punch, flowers, ribbon (Michaels), Sentiment is by Stampin up

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Hope you have enjoyed my card – take good care and have a great day.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Simple Red & White

Hi there, today i am able to show you my Christmas cards made for Just Magnolia challenge blog.
I have had those small cards planed for a while. Actually in August i had just gotten my order from Cut Cardstock and they have added the card bases as samples in my box. I liked the way the edge looked.. red embossed and kind of cracked. Really different and way to nice to toss in the trash.

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I wanted to keep the cards very simple and clean. I had planned to submit those cards to Magnolia Christmas issue but for some reason they never came out of my storage box “i had an idea, started a card and never finished it” Oh well :-) at least i came across those images and papers in time so i do not have to drag them trough 2011.


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Stamps: Magnolia 2009 stockings
Sentiment: Stampin up
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Tools: Spellbinder oval
Embellishments: Stampin up narrow gingham ribbon, heart charms and button from stash

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Stamps: Tilda 2010 angel, Merry Christmas background
Sentiment: Whimsey Christmas seal
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Tools: Spellbinders snowflake
Embellishments: Stampin up narrow gingham 
Pearl red brad
Aging: Vintage Photo and blending tool

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The fragrance lingers in the hand that gives the rose

Well :-) back to the roots i think… This image is water colored. I had colored this cutie already in August in and never made a card from it. Yesterday was a great day for it… i used the sketch from the Friday Sketcher blog.

Don’t forget to check Magnolia’s Inspiration blog for new updates on Christmas candy all through out December

This image is water colored with Distress inks and Stampin up ink refiller

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Candy Winner

Hello ladies,
wow... thank you so so much for your amazing response to my crafting project!
I was reading your comments and iam truly touched.

I wished i could give many more candies away, but i had to choose one person which is
no 17 Gerdie

Gerdie, please email me your snail mail addy and i am going to sent Magnolia a email with your info.

Today has an other shutter opened on Mary's blog -> link can be found in my blog roll.
Have fun.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Magnolia Christmas Shutter No #6

Hello welcome to my Magnolia only blog and also a chance to win some Christmas candy kindly sponsored by Magnolia. For today i have something a bit different prepared.

Please enter your name with Mr Linky!!!
If you do not have a blog... please do not worry just copy and paste this url   into Mr. Linky! I want everybody to be able to participate!

My first video (this link works for some reason)
with voice this time lol where i introduce you to my project for today.
I hope you enjoy this and please come back tomorrow to find out if you won the candy. This candy is open exactly 24 hours. 

 sorry ladies ... i dont know what happened with the video :-(...
still working on it. Bummer... so it can take up to 2 Days until You Tube approves my video :-( lesson learned.

I am showing you some pictures but it was really hard to get the light correct.. the bag would move all over the place.

Merry Christmas to all of you!
All those very cute Magnolia stamps you see in my artwork can be purchased in Sweden - link is in blog roll! Thank you for visiting me today i appreciate your time.

Remember... altho i love love love to read all your sweet comments.. i am going to pick a winner left with Mr. Linky!!!!!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea handmade jewlery

Hi there… back with my posting for Friday :-)
Today’s posting was inspired by Sharon’s challenge “Tags are Fun” see my posting from last night here.

Now Just Magnolia’s challenge for this week is “beads”. I have started to make some bracelets about 1 month ago – i always wanted to show you the photos. Anyhow… thought it would be a great way to make my bracelet actually look like the stings to attach the tag.


I have one really sweet girlfriend :-) not saying who it is… she loves red. She wore red high heels for her wedding and i know she wore last year for a Christmas party a really pretty red dress. So,  purchased for her the a while back those big red beads with a combination of silver swirl bead and sparkly black ones and made this bracelet for her to give for Christmas. I really hope she likes it.


Here is a close up shot from the coloring. For some reason my camera had a hard time focusing.


Supplies for the tag:
Tilda under Mistletoe
Postmark sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey “Jovial”
Ribbon: Stampin up (red Satin)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Coloring: Copic
Supplies for bracelet: Michaels

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just For You

Hi there… pheewwww… so glad i found this card i can show today :-) made this card back in September.

What i like about the Magnolia’s is that the company has in each Collection a few images that are great to use on “all year round” occasions. So is this one from the current Merry Little Christmas Collection.Doesn’t she look sweet as on a Valentines card? 

The template how to fold the heart can be found over on SCS – all i have done is print it onto the pink paper and than hand traced a off white mat around and cut out. You know me .. i just love my mats.

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Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: all by Magnolia can be found at Sir Stampalot
Flowers: provided by Magnolia
Lace/Ribbon from stash, hardware (Stampin up)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Sweet Snowman

Hello my friends.. thanks for having a peek :-)

I am sure most of you have seen this card already on the “Just Magnolia” Challenge blog. This long weekend totally was so busy for me that i barely had time to be on the computer and even forgot to schedule my postings. Oh well.. so this is my card for today.

There is not too much to say about the process except … some tearing on the edges so it looks worn and also i pulled out my Versamark inkpad and some white detail embossing powder to heat emboss the edges of my paper to make it look “snowy”, glitter just felt too much since i have Stickles on the hats and coat and Twinklet on the ground for snow.

Claudia_Rosa_my sweet snowman_1 Stamp: Tilda with snowman  I really love this onw… totally cute AND i can use this card for Christmas cards and “Thank You” notes after Christmas. 
Papers: BoBunny 6x6
Sentiment: retired LeLo Design
Embellishments: Gems, Stampin up ribbon
Tools: Marianne Design dies
Coloring: Copic Sketch

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Next Edition - Valentines

Valentines Issue

My card on the back cover :-) yeaaahhh… so proud… unfortunately credit to me has not been given. Oh well…  :-)
Below you can see my original card – I must say i like my own photo a tick better. I just like bright colors. In real my cards are not as pale colored, below picture gives you a much better idea how the card looked like.  I am quite excited to see what the Design Team came up with. I received 2 stamps from older lines (2008/2009) to make 2 cards for the new forthcoming issue – so i am curious to see of course any new images just as you all are. 

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Stamps: Magnolia “Wilma
Papers: Basic Grey 6x6
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey Tilda’s Lace border

I have used Barbro’s cute King Cavalier Spaniel puppy “Magnolia” as sample to color my image it.

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Magnolia have some news which is about the re-design of the Inspiration Blog happening tomorrow!!!  Magnolia Ink is also going to have a new design from next year

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hello, thanks for swinging by today.
I would love to show you a rather simple card, using just 1 sheet of 6x6 Designer Paper. Keeps the bulk to a minimum :-)

The sketch for this card is by Caz for this weeks
Cute Card Thursday Challenge. If you do not know the measurements, in memory cause you have made a card like this before… here is what i did, i used some scrap paper and cut those into my stripes first, arranged them on my card base and than cut into my precious Design Paper.

Not sure if you can tell.. Tilda is cut out and popped up onto some spacer. Hahahaha doesn’t it look like i wanted it to be this way??? Gee i almost had to toss this card. I was finished.. her hair was dark brown and her dress was “off white” really i must say i almost liked it that way better. Than i thought…ooh i fix one more time over the lines in her face and for some reason the ink on her eyes smeared all over her nose. It really looked horrible. I tried to fix it but it got even worse. So… this is how i ended up with a card like that :-)

Supplies: Tilda with Star ornament
Dies: Magnolia Old Lace Doo Hickey
Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: 7 Gypsies 6x6 pack

Magnolia have some news which is about the re-design of the Inspiration Blog happening on 1st December so I'm looking forward to seeing it. Magnolia Ink is also going to have a new design from next year

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little Circus Girl

One of my cards made in October for Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia Challenge blogs
huggies & thanks for swinging by.
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Stamps: Tilda “cutie Tilda
horse other: Papers: Webster pages PS: i colored the little horse first with Copics in C colors in but decided afterwards to just completely glitter it with Star Dust Stickles.

This card with those images were requested by the very lovely and kind Sonja – one of my readers and friends from Germany. Danke liebe Sonja!
Take care

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just White and an other color

is our challenge over on Just Magnolia this week. Thanks for swinging by to have a peek at my card!



On my card i used a mix of Magnolia papers and DVCW papers, The roses have been first dipped into glue and than into Twinklet glitter for the frosty look


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Penelope’s 1. Christmas

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 My card is made for one of my readers grand daughter. I am truly flattered that she had emailed me beginning of the week if i would make a “pink” Christmas card for little Penelope. Thanks so much Christina for your trust. The card will get some tweaking – Christina asked me if i would add a tag with “Penelope’s 1. Christmas” – i will tug a little tag under the teal rose in the lower left corner. This card is finished in the inside and also has a stamped sentiment in the inside.
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 Stamps: Magnolia “Sneaky Tilda” along with all the other cuties from the new Holiday Collection  – yuuuummm yummm
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Starlight Starbright

 Hello… thank you for your visit. Today i can show you my card made for Just Magnolia’s challenge  blog.


Tilda Starlight from the 2010 Merry Christmas Collection
Papers: all by Magnolia
, Kraft & white (Stampin up)
Embellishments: gems all by Recollection, buttons (Making Memories), silver snowflake (Michales –Merry Mini’s), white satin ribbon & Hemp (Stampin up)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Merry Christmas

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Stamps: Tilda with bunch of Tulips – new Christmas 2010 Collection
Sentiment:Stampin up
Papers: Basic Grey
 Merry Christmas
OH .. also… Paulo loooved the prawns i have made. I will share quickly how i made them. Remember i do not like fish, very much so i have not tried it but the recipe is from a Italian lady i have met in my neighborhood.
2 pounds of frozen wild shrimp or i got 1 pound of wild pawns
Dei Fratelli Tomato Sauce about 3/4 of the can
2-3 Garlic gloves minced
1 onion
Olive oil
Parsley (dried is fine)
She told me to add some water – i used a bit of dry white wine
heat oil, add finely copped onions and minced garlic – cook but do not let them brow
add tomato sauce and the fish
spice with salt, pepper and parsley
once it is almost cooked add the wine or the water.

She uses pasta with this dish – Paulo asked for rice.

Hello… thank you for your visit.. Happy Halloween for those of you who read only my Magnolia blog :-)

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Card and a Gift Idea

Some hand died and crinkled pumpkin colored rayon ribbon – decorated each with a rose, leave, some tinsel i got from Magnolia Sweden.
Hello ladies,
I would also show you some hand died and crinkled ribbons i made the other day and decorated to give as gifts.
On my card i have used a olive colored piece.
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 The lighting is not too good on the pics.. i took them at night time. Here is a batch of vintage violet. I died the ribbons on purpose with different colors – so there are spots darker and some lighter. violet
Close up shot of my image
Stamps: Tilda with Christmas letters
post 2010 Collection
Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: Webster pages
Dies: Doohickey swirl
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Magnolia New Christmas Release

Hi there.. I hope you have had a fantastic weekend.
Today i would love to show you an other cutie from the new just on the weekend released Christmas stamps.
This Tilda also fits perfectly in the circle nesties. This time i used the biggest of the circles and matted with a scallop circle. Haven’t used those in quite a long time. To fill in the all the white around the image, i masked Tilda and used the “Silent Night” Magnolia background stamp.
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The snowflake is by Spellbinder – i cut the shape from Bazzill  and also sponged with Vintage Photo ink  I kept embellishments rather flat, so mailing costs for this card should be, fairly reasonable.  .
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Sentiment i stamped in the inside:
May the joy and love
you feel this holdiay season
extend to every day
throughout the year.
both sentiments front and inside are by Stampin up, pattern paper is by K&Company
Thanks for looking – have a lovely day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Love ~14 Feb ~ Love

Hello ladies… today i would love to show you MY personal favorite of the 4 cards i have made for Magnolia to choose from, to advertise for the new Valentines issue on backside of the magazine.

Remember..the stamps were not “my choice” the images were determined by Magnolia, what the company would love to feature from their line of stamps and papers.

The obvious choice was to combine Heartbreaker Edwin with with the chocolate box. For a brief moment i thought about a combination of the Puppoy with the box, but i had just a short time frame to finish the given task and post my cards to Sweden.

I like to keep flowers on Edwin cards less and rather play with hardware.


Stamps: Heartbreaker Edwin, Chocolate box and sentimant can be found at Magnolia Papers: supplied by Magnolia Embellishments: flowers (my supply), ribbon and ribbon buckle (Stampin up my own supplies)

Coloring: Copic and Watercolors